China’s various sources have declared that the country has accomplished about three successful orbital launches on space missions within 4 days. Among which the latest one was carried out on Tuesday 6th July from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China.
China is usually active in Space launching systems. The Country used to release news and reports about these facts through contractors and State-sponsored media reporters. The most recent space activities include the Mars Rover landing and a huge uncontrolled Rocket that is under concern. Both the subjects have put tension on NASA and Congress jointly. The increased presence of Space has also increased security risk.
China’s 3C Rocket blasts off
On 6th July 2021 a 3C rocket blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Southwest Sichuan province. China successfully launched a new relay satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:53 am local time in Beijing.
This Launch of a 3C Rocket featured a Tianlian data tracking and relay communication satellite. It is to circle the Earth in a geostationary orbit. This means it will persistently orbiting above the same location on Earth.
Tianlian is a satellite series that is used for communication about the state’s new Tiangong Space station. It is controlled by 12 Astronauts. The crew started staying there from June for three months.
According to Space News, China’s main Space contractor CASC ( China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation) confirmed the success of Tianilan’s Space launch after an hour of its liftoff in the Chinese language.
Launch of Fengyun 3E Satellite
On Monday 5th June China sent aloft a new meteorological satellite Fengyun 3E from Jiuyukun satellite center in northwest China. The videos showed the shedding tiles from the long march 4C Rocket as it left the launch pad, but China’s media outlet CCTV confirmed the satellite’s successful deployment in orbit.
CCTV has further declared that Fengyun 3E, the fifth of Fengyun 3 series, will monitor weather conditions such as humidity and temperature for the development of weather forecasts. The satellite will be useful in forecasting the problems due to climate change. It will monitor the Space environment, snow coverage, sea surface temperature, and natural disasters.
Launch of 2D Rocket from Taiyuan Space Station
On 3rd July 2021 a rocket blast off named Long March 2D rocket. It was carrying satellite Jilin-1 01B from the Taiyuan launch center in north China’s Shanxi province.
The other launch by China also took place this past week in Taiyuan on July 2, 2021. The Long March 2D rocket sent the commercial Jilin-1 wide brand-01B. According to Space news, this was for the observation of Earth and being sent to the Sun-synchronous orbit. Chinese sources also cited the purpose of the launch and its location.
Along with this main satellite, there were a few secondary passengers including a trio of Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D high-resolution imaging satellites which was developed by Changguang satellite technology. One of them, named Xuressi, was highly educated and was from the outreach company of Beijing. He was sent to orbit to take images of Earth. Also flying aboard was the Xingshidai 10 remote sensing satellite for company Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology (also called ADA space).
During 2019 and 2020 China made several space launches. More often the series of launches took place within hours or days. China slowed down the launching pace after a few months of the novel coronavirus pandemic.